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Last six years I been dealing with chronic hives,treatments include cyclospronine,presidone,many allergy pills.Currently on zyrtec,singular and atarax.I was asked when hives appeared.After having gallbladder removed my hives appeared.The day being released from the hospital,i went to the E.r. because of hives and facial swelling.No allergist nor I even thought of the connection of removal of gallbladder and hives.New family doc.asked.Wondering could there be a connection?I seeking for new allergist and want to explore all possiblities.Since removal of gallbladder in 1999,I have suffered from hives.If perhaps a connection where should I be looking and what test should be requested.Thank you for any advice.
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replied January 18th, 2006
Appendix, Appendicitis, Gallbladder Disorders Answer A142
I don’t think that there is any connection between gallbladder removal and hives (urticaria). Hives are caused by a foreign substance (allergen) that provokes an irregular, hyperactive reaction (allergy) of the human immune system. A possible allergen could be detected with several medical examinations: skin-tests, IgE-level in the blood, etc.. Also you should consider requesting a coprocultura to search the stools for parasites (possible worms).
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